The Ice Cavern is the next level which you will have to face in Spyro The Dragon. This level has a very characteristic structure since you move along the walls of a crater, gradually descending deeper and deeper. Below you will find a description of how to beat the level.
What is necessary to achieve 100% completion?
Reaching 100% completion on the Ice Cavern level will require you to meet the following conditions:
- Collect 400 gems.
- Save 5 dragons.
You start the game on a small platform. Jump off of it and head straight for the ledge ahead. Collect the crystals located there and open a chest. Then, go back to the starting location and follow the road along the wall. You will find Gnorcs there, as well as Snowball Troopers. In both cases, fire will resolve the conflict.
By following this path you will unwittingly reach the first dragon. Continuing down the path, you will find a small courtyard where you will stumble onto more Gnorcs. There is a large number of gems to be collected here. Make sure to gather all of them before moving on.
After that, continue along your path downwards. You will reach a building. First, go to its other end and release the dragon located there. Then, jump onto the ledges and collect the gems which are scattered there. They will lead you to another ledge with a locked chest on it.
At this point, you can play out the level in two ways. You can jump to the platform below or you can wait until the end of the level before doing so. If you decide to go forward with the first option, you will beat the remains of the level in the opposite order than that which the following paragraphs follow.
In the case of the second option, return to the place where you have released a dragon. Behind it, there is a road that leads deeper into the crater. This will lead you to a narrow path where you will find an Armored Gnorc. Eliminating him will require you to charge him.
Going deeper into the crater, you will reach another cave. There you can find another dragon. Before you free it, however, you must defeat the Gnorcs. Your fire attack should do the job. You should also remember about opening nearby chests to collect gems.
Continuing along your way, you will reach a large courtyard. You will encounter more Gnorcs here. Defeat them and collect all of the gems. Then, you will be able to follow a narrow bridge to the second part of the courtyard. Kill the Gnorc located there and free the dragon. Two paths lead on from this position.
The first one, located just behind the exit from the level, leads to a huge cluster of gems. Go there, defeat the two Gnorcs and collect all of the treasure. Afterwards, come back to the courtyard. Use an element of the wall there, to get to the top of the ledge.
Now you can proceed to the last dragon. Getting to it will require quite a long journey. The path that you must follow is completely linear and cannot be strayed away from. Therefore, be sure to stick to the road and defeat any Gnorcs who get in your way. Remember to collect gems along the way. After you release the last dragon, you can leave the level.